Grantham Town announce new chairman
Grantham Town today announced the arrival of Nigel Wedgwood as the club’s new chairman following a board meeting this week.
Pending approval via the FA's Owners and Directors Test, Nigel will take over from existing chairman Roger Booth once the paperwork has been completed. In the meantime, the Gingerbreads would like to welcome the 51-year old businessman to the club.
Nigel originally hails from Merseyside, although he now lives in Radcliffe. Nigel's interest in the Gingerbreads came about some six weeks ago following conversations with board members regarding their vision for the club’s future, a vision to which Nigel has signed up.
Nigel joined the club with his son, who is a member of the newly formed under-14s side that will come under the Grantham Youth set-up for the upcoming season, having previously been involved with Boston United.
Nigel's first plans include giving the ground and club a ‘GTFC identity’ ahead of the new season, as well as looking at commercial opportunities within the club.
Along with the existing commercial operation, he feels the club has a lot of scope to develop within the town and the local area.
The new chairman-elect met with new manager Ian Culverhouse (pictured) on Thursday evening ahead of the latest training session and was delighted to meet the new boss and feels the board made a great choice in appointing such a high-calibre manager over the summer, and he looks forward to developing a great relationship.
The club’s shared vision of building from youth through to Academy and under-21s is a view shared by both Nigle and Ian, and whilst not an overnight process, the groundwork for this project is most certainly underway.
Nigel will be unavailable ahead of Grantham Town's opening home pre-season friendly against Pinchbeck United on Tuesday evening, due to an existing work commitment.